Bellavitis' last album was Jazz for Sale, a collection of humorous and highly entertaining Rat Pack-esque songs that were faithful to its musical roots yet irreverent in their approach. Instead of subscribing to Michael Bublé's earnest delivery, Bellavitis played it loose and unpredictable, hopelessly romantic and sentimental on We Are Not Young Anymore" but hysterically funny on Let's Have Sex Tonight." Bellavitis' veering from smooth operator to an almost self-parodying personality makes him more contemporary and hip, giving him cross-generational appeal. Would Sinatra have sung a tune like Save the Pigeons, Shoot the Mother-in-Law"? Most likely not, but these are different times that Bellavitis is catering to. And Bellavitis' medley of Queen's rousing We Are the Champions" with Miles Davis So What" is given a drunken, slow-tempo makeover that sounds like what happened after the champions partied all night.
Bellavitis was the first Italian to graduate from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA in 1988. Upon completion, Bellavitis started working as an arranger/composer for the film industry, including advertising and documentaries. He formed the Jazz for Sale Quintet six years ago with saxophonist Tullio Ricci, pianist Claudio Pozzi, guitarist Giampiero Spina, bassist Massimo Ciaccio, and drummer Michele Salgarello. The Jazz for Sale album was recorded in both Italy and Las Vegas, NV, and features top-drawer guests including Sinatra's trumpet player Walter Blanton.